A few days back…
I was experimenting with the idea of creating a number of digital photography backdrops in Photoshop. While I plan on selling these customized backdrop files ($5 each or 3 for $10), I had been looking to bring out a specific satin looking effect. Eventually, I was able to do just that. But before finally succeeding, I had to go through quite a bit of trial and error. And while that can be frustrating, it can also be an opportunity, a chance to create what I like to call accidental art.
I decided to share the two pieces I chose to save in this post for your enjoyment.
I hope you like them.
The fourth and final week of the Creative Dreamers Photography Contest encouraged photographic artists to think outside the box and venture into the truly artistic.
This last week, the theme of “Abstract shots” resulted in one particular image that stood above the rest.
Without further ado, I give you the winning entry for the week of July 1-7:
“Golden Gate Bridge” – submitted by Elizabeth Weaver or BONEGIRLPIX.
Congrats on the free publicity for the win and your own personal edition of the “Making Beautiful Photography” e-book of photography tips by Jason Greiner.
Keep your eyes peeled for our next contest which will be all about video.
So, the first week of our photography contest here at Creative Dreamers was a bust, the second week, we received a lot of entries by some very talented photographers. But this past week made the trend something like that of a heart monitor with spikes of ups and downs. Yes, we had a dud of a week in terms of submissions for the “People and portraits” category.
With all that being said, there is only one week left, one week to show off your skills and win a prize and promotion for doing so. Starting tomorrow (July1) through July 7, the theme will be “Abstract shots.”
Once again, you can send submissions to my e-mail (as indicted in several prior posts) and will retain full rights and intellectual property of your images.
Good luck and we hope to see some great images coming in for our final contest week.
Even with all the strides in technology we’ve made over the years, probably any true student of the art of photography will tell you that cell phone cameras can never complete with the real thing.
That being said, even those of us who consider ourselves serious shutterbugs enjoy taking a quick and easy snap shot on our phone or other mobile device once in a while.
And all in all, there is one thing that these cameras can do to produce art on some level. They are an excellent tool to works with abstracts.
Below are two recent examples I took with my Android powered Samsung Replenish. I’ve always been a fan of playing with the balance between light and shadow and noticed this scene one day while leaving my home. I had the phone so I figured, what the heck.
Hope you enjoy them.